My Hometown---Part 3
I had a lead that a couple of CN's new Tier4 ET44AC's had just been delivered from the GE plant in Erie PA. and were on train 422,scheduled to pass through Bayview Junction this morning---here's some pictures as the train headed east from Hamilton towards Aldershot.

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On Saturday morning while waiting at Bayview Junction for the arrival of train 422 with a couple of new Tier 4 locomotives in it's consist,this pair of ES44AC diesels (2872 and 2889) came down the Dundas hill with an eastbound freight

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I had a chance to check out Kinnear Yard this morning---here's some of the action

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You are getting lots of variety. I hope a heritage unit comes your way soon.
Charlie B Wrote:You are getting lots of variety. I hope a heritage unit comes your way soon.

Now that would be a dream come true Charlie---how about sending that new Erie Lackawanna heritage unit up to my hometown Thumbsup
I lucked out today as I caught trains 148 and 422 powered by CN's newest ES44AC locomotives heading east through Bayview Junction

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Double thumbs up for the COD Ed.
Thanks Charlie.Autumn is my favourite time for rail-fanning.In a couple of weeks the fall colours will be much more spectacular---hopefully I'll get a chance to head up to Paris and catch some shots of the railway bridge over the Grand River.Here's another shot from yesterday taken at Bayview.

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Wow, nice shot, but the track on the left has some alignment problems near the switch frog.
Charlie B Wrote:Wow, nice shot, but the track on the left has some alignment problems near the switch frog.

Not only that, but time to get the weedsprayer car or a sicklebar for that shrubbery. Crazy

It was an overcast morning so the autumn colours were a bit muted but the train action made it a good day for rail-fanning.I even caught an anniversary edition locomotive with C40-8 #2128 on train 148---this is our version of the heritage unit fleet but I'd much rather see some of those Norfolk Southern beauties.

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I had some company this morning when I arrived at one of my favourite spots at Laking Gardens but I'm sure this turkey vulture was more interested in the carcass of a racoon that lay on the tracks below that checking out the train action.I'm glad the bird didn't stick around as it was perched at a good vantage point for catching the downbound freight that rounded the bend shortly after I arrived.Later the action continued as I caught the tail end of a CP train heading into Hamilton as a CN freight headed through Hamilton West.I was able to catch the CP freight as it headed east through Kinnear Yard with a Norfolk Southern locomotive in the consist---not a Heritage unit but I was happy with this catch.

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Looks like you had a great day Ed and the fall colours are fabulous.

Great photos

Charlie and Bruce---thanks for your comments,they're much appreciated.Even though CP uses leased and "foreign" power on a regular basis I have not seen any Norfolk Southern locomotives running through Hamilton on CP tracks so I was pleasantly surprised to see SD70M-2 2679 on the eastbound freight today.Now if it had a Heritage unit I would have followed the train right to Buffalo.

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The lead unit---CP AC44CW 8542---was so grimy it almost matched the black NS diesel

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